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1872 Amazonian Half in Copper
1872 50C Amazonian Half Dollar, Judd-1201, Pollock-1341, Low
R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS.
Judd-1201, PR64 Brown
Ex: Simpson. The obverse exhibits a seated figure of Liberty, right hand above the head of an eagle, left forearm resting on top of a shield, and left hand holding a sword. Around, 13 stars with the date below. The reverse has an eagle with spread wings, clutching three arrows in its right claw, its left leg raised up with the talon supporting a shield with an olive branch in front. A scroll across the shield is inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. Around is the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the denomination HALF DOL below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. On the obverse, Liberty appears to be petting or stroking the eagle's head. William Barber's Amazonian design is considered by collectors to be among the best designed of all patterns. The surfaces have deepened overall with a mixture of sea-green and pale green intermixed with traces of mint red around the devices. Deeply reflective fields.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6D, PCGS# 61472)
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